Today's Good News

JUNE 26 – FOOLISH

6/26 Romans 1:22-23
Claiming to be wise, they became utter fools instead. And instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-living God, they worshiped idols made to look like mere people, or birds and animals and snakes.
FOOLISH
How foolish to create one’s own God. How foolish to think that we create our self. How foolish to think we can make our own way to the Lord. How foolish mankind can be. Jesus is Lord and He is the only way to the Father.

JUNE 25 – PRIDE

6/25 Romans 1:19-21
For the truth about God is known to them instinctively. God has put this knowledge in their hearts. From the time the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky and all that God made. They can clearly see his invisible qualities — his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse whatsoever for not knowing God. Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. The result was that their minds became dark and confused.
PRIDE
Sin blinds us to the Lord. Pride calls to us to follow our own way and continue in sin. We want our way. We believe in ourselves. A life built on pride overrun by sin is a life that will perish. Tragedy is the eternal result.

JUNE 24 – GOOD NEWS

6/24 Romans 1:17-18
This Good News tells us how God makes us right in his sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.” But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who push the truth away from themselves.
GOOD NEWS
God has come to mankind. God provides salvation in the person of Jesus Christ. We choose whether we will believe God or not.

JUNE 23 – POWER

6/23 Romans 1:16
For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes — Jews first and also Gentiles.
POWER
The Gospel is the power of God to change an evil world to a place that is in tune with the Lord. With it we destroy the power of evil. Under God’s control we become the kind of person that we were created to be and participate in changing the world. To change the world we must first change our self.

JUNE 22 – TELL

6/22 Romans 1:12-15
I’m eager to encourage you in your faith, but I also want to be encouraged by yours. In this way, each of us will be a blessing to the other. I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters, that I planned many times to visit you, but I was prevented until now. I want to work among you and see good results, just as I have done among other Gentiles. For I have a great sense of obligation to people in our culture and to people in other cultures, to the educated and uneducated alike. So I am eager to come to you in Rome, too, to preach God’s Good News.
TELL
We love Jesus and therefore we spend time with Him. The more time we spend with Jesus the greater the need we have to tell others about Him. He is and answer of how to deal with life’s obstacles. He is the way we change the way we are to what we want to be. Jesus is our future. Go and tell everyone you meet that Jesus is Lord and He loves you.

JUNE 21 – FRIENDSHIP

6/21 Romans 1:10-11
One of the things I always pray for is the opportunity, God willing, to come at last to see you. For I long to visit you so I can share a spiritual blessing with you that will help you grow strong in the Lord.
FRIENDSHIP
We need each other. Together we can worship the Lord and encourage each other in doing good. Together we can study the Word of God. Together we can serve. Alone we often fall by the wayside discouraged by the world and disappointed by our actions. Together we can defeat the enemy, rebuild our strength and return to the work. We are not as easily defeated in community as we are by ourselves. Thank you Lord for friendships and good friends.

JUNE 20 – SERVE

6/20 Romans 1:8-9
Let me say first of all that your faith in God is becoming known throughout the world. How I thank God through Jesus Christ for each one of you. God knows how often I pray for you. Day and night I bring you and your needs in prayer to God, whom I serve with all my heart by telling others the Good News about his Son.
SERVE
When we are obedient to the Lord we will serve Him. We praise His name, His kingdom and His will for the Lord is worthy of all praise, honor and glory. What a wonderful Lord we have. Lord help us to be faithful to serve you.

JUNE 19-CALLED

6/19 Romans 1:6-7
You are among those who have been called to belong to Jesus Christ, dear friends in Rome. God loves you dearly, and he has called you to be his very own people. May grace and peace be yours from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
CALLED
Jesus would that none be lost. He called you and me and calls each one of us. The difference is that we listened and answered His call. Therefore we are members of His family and have fellowship with God. He gives us His grace and peace and we can live with confidence that we have it and receive it.

JUNE 18 -OBEY

6/18 Romans 1:4-5
And Jesus Christ our Lord was shown to be the Son of God when God powerfully raised him from the dead by means of the Holy Spirit. Through Christ, God has given us the privilege and authority to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey him, bringing glory to his name.
OBEY
Obey God. This is a critical missing element in too many Christians walk. Do the next right thing-obey. It is simple-do what God says but obfuscated and overlooked by too many everyday Christians. People look for a sign but God says “do this.”

JUNE 2011

6/01 Ephesians 6:1-2
Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do. “Honor your father and mother.” This is the first of the Ten Commandments that ends with a promise.
RESPONSIBILITY
When we follow Christ we accept the responsibility to live like Jesus. Jesus always followed the will of His Father. We are called to obey our parents. This is an important responsibility in our life that we cannot take lightly.

6/02 Ephesians 6:3
And this is the promise: If you honor your father and mother, “you will live a long life, full of blessing.”
PROMISE
This is a promise from the Lord to us. Live long and prosper. Simple, direct, and complete without qualifiers that is from the Lord and deals with our life here on Earth. Not pie in the sky bye and bye but right now.

6/03 Ephesians 6:4
And now a word to you fathers. Don’t make your children angry by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction approved by the Lord.
LOVE
Love endures. Love cares. Love is gentle. Be kind and gentle with your children. Bring them up in the Lord. Guide them in the way that they should go.

6/04 Ephesians 6:5-6
Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear. Serve them sincerely as you would serve Christ. Work hard, but not just to please your masters when they are watching. As slaves of Christ, do the will of God with all your heart.
OBEDIENCE
Obedience is critical for us to grow. Out of our obedience to the Lord and to those in positions of authority over us we will develop understanding and wisdom. We want to live joyous and fruitful lives. Do what is required of you and you will develop the ability to lead a fruitful life. The Lord will give you joy.

6/05 Ephesians 6:7-8
Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will reward each one of us for the good we do, whether we are slaves or free.
WORK
I have a job I can do. No one else can do what the Lord has called me to do. I will do it knowing that the Lord is with me and watching over me. The Lord will not forsake me. I can do what I am called to do. Jesus is Lord.

6/06 Ephesians 6:9-10
And in the same way, you masters must treat your slaves right. Don’t threaten them; remember, you both have the same Master in heaven, and he has no favorites. A final word: Be strong with the Lord’s mighty power.
STRENGTH
I am weak and often heavy laden. The Lord is strong and is seeking to carry my load for me. Help me Lord today to give my burden to You and walk with confidence that You have my best interests at heart. Jesus loves me.

6/07 Ephesians 6:11-12
Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies and tricks of the Devil. For we are not fighting against people made of flesh and blood, but against the evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against those mighty powers of darkness who rule this world, and against wicked spirits in the heavenly realms.
BATTLE
We are in a battle for our walk. If you have asked Christ into your life and believe in Jesus you will face a constant battle from the powers of darkness. They cannot defeat you and they know that. Instead they are trying to bump you off of the right way and cause you to stumble becoming ineffective with the claims of the Lord. Be careful how you life. Pay attention to the Lord. Be faithful in praying and spending time with Jesus so that you will know HIM.

6/08 Ephesians 6:13
Use every piece of God’s armor to resist the enemy in the time of evil, so that after the battle you will still be standing firm.
RESIST
Victory is won. All we have to do is resist. The enemy cannot overcome you unless you give into its wiles. Stand firm in Jesus claiming His promises and believing that He will be with you in you time of struggle and difficulty.

6/09 Ephesians 6:14
Stand your ground, putting on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness.
JESUS
Jesus is the truth. He loves you and in Him we have eternal life. It is a free gift so that no one may boast. Jesus loves you. He bestows upon you the righteousness of God so that we can have fellowship with the Lord.

6/10 Ephesians 6:15
For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that you will be fully prepared.
GOOD NEWS
Once you come into the Family of God there is no more bad news. There are setbacks and disappointments but the victory has been won. We have peace. Jesus is our peace. We are encouraged and directed by His presence, promises and power. Jesus is Lord and we walk in Him. Know that you can stand in Christ and nothing can separate you from Jesus.

6/11 Ephesians 6:16
In every battle you will need faith as your shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed at you by Satan.
FAITH
The Lord made you a promise. If you asked Jesus to save you He has. Therefore, you can depend on Him. Do not let the slings and arrows of daily life get you down have faith in Christ. Spend time with Jesus. Read the Word. He will see you through whatever you are facing.

6/12 Ephesians 6:17
Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
WORD
God’s Word is your direction for living. It is a detailed living message to you with instructions for dealing with your daily life. It is personal. It is powerful. It speaks to your heart and equips you to attack life and all of its difficulties.

6/13 Ephesians 6:18
Pray at all times and on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all Christians everywhere.
WHEN
We need the Lord. We need to be in constant contact with the Lord. It is prudent to develop an attitude of conversation with the Lord about everything in our life. It will purge us of evil. This constancy of conversation with the Lord will change the way we think.

6/14 Ephesians 6:19
And pray for me, too. Ask God to give me the right words as I boldly explain God’s secret plan that the Good News is for the Gentiles, too.
PROCLAIM
We tell everyone about what is going on in our life. When we are constantly in conversation with the Lord we will be consistent in telling about Jesus. If we are sold out to the Lord we will be quick to tell others about what the Lord is doing in our life.

6/15 Ephesians 6:20-22
I am in chains now for preaching this message as God’s ambassador. But pray that I will keep on speaking boldly for him, as I should. Tychicus, a much loved brother and faithful helper in the Lord’s work, will tell you all about how I am getting along. I am sending him to you for just this purpose. He will let you know how we are, and he will encourage you.
COURAGE
It takes courage to deal with the day-to-day Christian life. My faith is the platform that my courage rests upon. By faith I live as Christ calls me to live. By faith I believe He has a plan for my life and that I can accomplish His plan. It takes courage for my to accept what the Lord has laid out for me and to live that way.

6/16 Ephesians 6:23-24
May God give you peace, dear brothers and sisters, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. May God’s grace be upon all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.
PEACE
Life is valuable. We can recognize our value in Christ and have peace all the days of our life if we will accept it from the Father. He will give us His peace and we can live His life day by day in Christ Jesus. The choice is ours. We count with Christ and our life is in His hands. He will be with us and enable us. Choose today to follow Jesus.

6/17 Romans 1:1-3
This letter is from Paul, Jesus Christ’s slave, chosen by God to be an apostle and sent out to preach his Good News. This Good News was promised long ago by God through his prophets in the holy Scriptures. It is the Good News about his Son, Jesus, who came as a man, born into King David’s royal family line.
GOOD NEWS
JESUS has come to mankind. He gives us a choice in life. Will I live my way and perish or will I surrender my life to Jesus and live? Choose carefully and do not fool yourself because the Lord knows our heart.